Creating Characters: How to Build Story People (Paperback)
 
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Creating Characters: How to Build Story People (Paperback)

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    A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters

    Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel......more

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A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters

Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along.

“The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

Author:
Swain, Dwight V.
Genre:
REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
195
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Publish Date:
02/28/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780806139180
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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